furniture beetle
noun Date: 1915 a widespread beetle (Anobium punctatum of the family Anobiidae) that bores in and damages furniture and seasoned wood

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  • furniture beetle — noun also furniture borer : a small borer beetle (Anobium punctatum) resembling a powder post beetle but having the head bent under the thorax and feeding on both sapwood and heartwood of seasoned timber; broadly : a beetle of the family… …   Useful english dictionary

  • furniture beetle — noun a small brown beetle, the larva of which (the woodworm) bores holes in dead wood. [Anobium punctatum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Common furniture beetle — Anobium punctatum Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • furniture — n. 1 the movable equipment of a house, room, etc., e.g. tables, chairs, and beds. 2 Naut. a ship s equipment, esp. tackle etc. 3 accessories, e.g. the handles and lock of a door. 4 Printing pieces of wood or metal placed round or between type to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • furniture borer — noun see furniture beetle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Woodboring beetle — The term woodboring beetle encompasses many species and families of beetles whose larval or adult forms eat and destroy wood (i.e., are xylophagous). Larval stages of some are commonly known as woodworms.Invasion and controlWoodboring beetles are …   Wikipedia

  • Powderpost beetle — True Powderpost beetles are a group of woodboring beetles in the insect subfamily Lyctidae and the false powderpost beetles, the family Bostrichidae. These, and other woodboring beetles Anobiidae (anobiid, Anobium punctatum (common furniture… …   Wikipedia

  • borer beetle — ▪ insect       any of the approximately 1,100 species of insects of the family Anobiidae (order Coleoptera). These beetles tend to be small (1 to 9 mm, or less than 0.5 inch) and cylindrical. When disturbed they usually pull in their legs and… …   Universalium

  • powder-post beetle — noun also powder post borer : any of several beetles (family Lyctidae) having larvae that feed in very dry wood or lumber and reduce the interior to powder compare anobium, furniture beetle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Varied carpet beetle — Taxobox | name = Varied carpet beetle image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Dermestidae genus = Anthrenus species = A. verbasci binomial = Anthrenus verbasci binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

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